BOOKGASM: What draws you to write urban fantasy?
SEDIA: A combination of real concerns of real people and crazy and fantastical stuff. I like the juxtaposition of the real and the myth, the mixing of the two. Urban fantasy is almost forced to be relevant â€” that is, it takes modern-day people and makes them interact with their cultural baggage, be it mythological or paranormal. As a result, I think it is important for urban fantasy to stick to the specific rather than generic, since myth and culture are so place-dependent.
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